Fresh peaches boiled down into a deliciously sweet syrup with fresh thyme and honey paired with gin and fizzy soda water for a refreshing cocktail that is sure to rejuvenate you after a long day.
This refreshing gin fizz with a touch of peach will make you feel like summer has come early. It’s made with fresh thyme, which adds a subtle herbaceous note to the drink and pairs so well with the natural sweetness of peaches and honey. Fresh herbs add a whole new depth of flavor to cocktails. They are also an inexpensive way to make your drink look extra special on the table while taking very little effort!
This rustic cocktail is made by boiling down fresh peaches into a sweet syrup which you can use to sweeten your drink or drizzle over ice cream for dessert…or both! Make a big batch of this simple peach syrup and store it in the refrigerator so you can whip up peach thyme gin fizzes whenever you need an extra boost of sweetness.
This is an excellent cocktail for parties because it’s just as delicious when served with or without alcohol and also goes well with brunch dishes like fresh fruit salad. When peaches are out of season, this drink works just fine with frozen peaches, too.
Equipment You’ll Need To Make Your Peach & Thyme Gin Fizz
To make your peach and thyme simple syrup, you are going to need a medium saucepan, a fine-mesh strainer, and a large pitcher that can hold 20oz of cocktail easily. Make sure you have enough room for ice!
Full directions and measurements for this dish are in the printable recipe card below. These step by step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this recipe.
Ingredients For Your Peach Gin Fizz
- soda water
How To Make A Peach Thyme Simple Syrup
- Dice 2 peaches and place in saucepan with water, honey and 4 sprigs of thyme. Bring to a boil and cook until peaches soften. Remove from heat to cool.
- Strain the mixture catching the syrup and set the peaches and thyme aside for other use.
- Place the syrup in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.
How To Make A Pitcher Of Peach Gin Fizz
- In a large pitcher with ice, add gin, soda lemon juice and syrup. Give a good stir to combine.
- Serve over ice and garnish with fresh peach slices and thyme sprigs
Gin Fizz FAQs
What is Thyme?
Thyme is a woody herb with stems that grow upright and branch out horizontally along the ground. It has tiny leaves that have jagged edges, making them appear almost fern-like. Thyme has a distinct woodsy flavor, with earthy notes of pine as well as lemon and mint. It pairs deliciously well with peaches in this gin fizz recipe!
Can I make this recipe a single serving instead of a large pitcher?
Of course! If you want to make this peach and thyme gin fizz drink for yourself, use your own judgment on how much syrup, gin, soda water, etc…you’ll need! The ratio for this recipe is 1oz of gin to every 1.5oz of soda water. You will most likely only need a tablespoon or two of the simple peach syrup.
Can I use a different fruit for this recipe?
Absolutely! Fresh thyme pairs well with many different fruits like pears, figs, cherries, and even honeydew! You can not go wrong with lemon and thyme either! You will make the simple syrup the same way regardless of what fruit you use.
What kind of gin should I use?
Vodka can be used in place of gin. However, it doesn’t have the botanical flavors that make a good Gin Fizz cocktail! We recommend using an American style gin like Aviation or London Dry style like Tanqueray for this recipe.
How much simple syrup should I put in the drink?
That will depend on how sweet you like your cocktails. This recipe makes about 1/4 of a cup once boiled down for a large pitcher. If you like your gin fizzes sweeter, then you may want to double it and taste test along the way. If you prefer your gin fizz only to hold a hint of sweetness, add less. You can always add more as you go!
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